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post #31 of 37
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Originally Posted by Stranger View Post

Can you improve very much without both?

 

Seems that the group thing is needed for exposure to new stuff and the fun of a being with others.  The solo for really working on something and making it truly part of your skiing. 

 

Personally have learned more in clinic environments than anywhere.  Need to go to ESA next year.


This rings true for me as well!

 

 

post #32 of 37


 

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Originally Posted by comprex View Post

Your assumption that there is fun to be sucked out in every case is at challenge here.

 

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Originally Posted by iWill View Post

I am definitely not going to ski with you. I don't care to hang around anyone who is not having fun.

Every time I ski with comprex, I ski better and I have fun.  Can't say for sure if he's having fun though...comprex, were you having fun last week when Batgirl and I whupped I-Bowl?

post #33 of 37
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Originally Posted by SugarCube View Post


 

 

Every time I ski with comprex, I ski better and I have fun.  Can't say for sure if he's having fun though...comprex, were you having fun last week when Batgirl and I whupped I-Bowl?



Comprex?  Fun?   Nah, that guy never smiles!  biggrin.gif

[insert sarcasm meter here]

post #34 of 37

I always like to ski alone to much time is lost waiting & feel more freedom to ski runs of my choice. If skiing deserted areas for safety a group is nice or for vis line.(sometimes it is better  no tot be the first skier down fresh powder the first tracks will give definition to the snow for the secound skier)

post #35 of 37

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Originally Posted by Cgrandy View Post

Skiing is much like riding a motorbike.  You always ride alone!

 

Unless you're the girl in jeans clutching a skier from behind while standing on the back of his skis, holding on for dear life. 

 

Yes, I saw this girl and guy today. It looked like she was having fun. Kind of scary. Not sure how it ended; they were moving really slowly though.

post #36 of 37

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Originally Posted by vsirin View Post

If we don't all know when we are having fun and if our skiing time is "justified" our issues may not be skiing related.

 

On a day to day basis, I find I get the most long term reward from skiing alone and working on technique. I enjoy doing drills and am annoyed at technique flaws that I find.  I know that this is not what many people would view as a fun day on the hill which may be why I enjoy skiing alone.

 

That being said, when I can ski with someone significantly better, I find my skiing can improve (however temporarily) and if they are doing something I can't mirror, I have found a good chair lift conversation.

I think we call that kind of people "perfecctionist"?

 

I enjoy the learning process. But I also enjoy social interaction. So I split my skiing into social and non-social. I'm sure 99% of the people on Epic are like that, enjoy learning and improving, but also enjoy free skiing with others.

 

I frankly think if anyone feel annoyed by skiing with others when they want to ski alone, they should just skiing alone. This feeling of "wasted time" AFTERWARD is a bit baffling to me.

 

 

post #37 of 37

well it's a season and i hope to have a more balanced approach to skiing both in groups as well as solo.


Edited by canali - 11/15/11 at 7:07pm
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